Ryan Gosling teaming with Guillermo del Toro for Disney's 'Haunted Mansion' (Exclusive)

Ryan Gosling Teaming Up with Guillermo Del Toro for Disney Reboot


Just as his directorial debut "Lost River" hits theaters this weekend, Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's Disney movie "Haunted Mansion."

Gosling and del Toro have developed a close friendship of late, with the Mexican filmmaker moderating a panel with Gosling at SXSW last month to discuss the making of "Lost River." The duo were also photographed together at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, where they rode the Haunted Mansion ride in addition to Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

"Haunted Mansion" has been in development at Disney for several years, as the project was first announced at Comic-Con in July 2010. D.V. DeVincentis ("High Fidelity") is currently working on the script for the supernatural family film.

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BLACK AND WHITE VERSION Canadian actor Ryan Gosling poses as he arrives for the screening of the film 'Lost River' at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Ryan Gosling is seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: (L-R) Actors Reda Kateb, Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend attend the 'Lost River' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
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"Haunted Mansion" represents a homecoming of sorts for the actor, who is a former Mouseketeer. He also co-starred in Disney's beloved sports movie "Remember the Titans."

Gosling wrote, produced and directed "Lost River," which is being released by Warner Bros. on Friday. The film stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn and Gosling's partner, Eva Mendes.

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Gosling next stars opposite Russell Crowe in Shane Black's crime movie "The Nice Guys" and he also co-stars in an upcoming Terrence Malick movie. Gosling is currently filming Adam McKay's "The Big Short" with Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Steve Carell.

Gosling, who earned an Oscar nomination for "Half Nelson," is represented by Anonymous Content, LBI Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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